Rafael Nadal
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World No 1 Rafael Nadal will take on Dusan Lajovic in the fourth round of the 2014 Roland Garros men's singles at Court Philippe Chatrier, Paris, on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

Play is scheduled to start at 12pm BST. Live coverage will be on ITV 3, British Eurosport and British Eurosport 2. Radio commentary, regular updates and live scores are available on Roland Garros's official website.


Nadal comes into this fixture after registering a victory over Leonardo Mayer in the third round of the tournament. The 27-year-old won the first set comfortably, only to fight hard to win the next set.

After taking a 2-0 lead, the Spaniard had a comfortable third set as he won the match in straight sets 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 to seal a place in the fourth round of Roland Garros.

Nadal has won the French Open on eight occasions and shares the record with Max Decugis for the most number of wins in this Grand Slam.

Meanwhile, Lajovic had a straight set victory over Jack Sock to make it to this year's fourth round of the Grand Slam event. The Serbian player won the match 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday and will now face Nadal at the Court Philippe Chatrier.

Nadal and Lajovic have never dropped a set in this year's Roland Garros and the clash between the two on Monday should be exciting.

Nadal holds the reputation for being one of the most aggressive players on clay and the Serbian would be hoping to provide competition to the Spaniard. The winner of this tie will make it to the quarter-finals of the French Open.


Nadal and Lajovic has never faced each other in either ATP tournaments or in a Grand Slam event.

What They Say

Rafael Nadal: "I felt my back a little bit so that's why I slowed down the serve. I felt it a little bit from the beginning and in the second match I was not serving that fast, too. I had a few strappings on and in the second set I was feeling the pain. During my career I have had a few problems so always things can happen. Hopefully, it will not be the case here."

Dusan Lajovic: "Yeah, I will try to ask everybody some tips against Rafa, yeah (smiling). You need to have a lot of tips and confidence to beat him, but I hope to enjoy the match if he wins and to give my best."